Synopsis by Rose of Sharon Winter
This video is one of a six-part series that looks at innovations and inventions that changed the way we live. The series is geared towards the young adult audience, intended to make them aware of what life was like even a few decades ago and of how they enjoy the fruits of the labor of so many creative inventors. In this episode, narrator Tom Baker takes the viewer through the many achievements and advancements in communications and transportation. He looks at the radio and how that invention has changed the world, bringing instant communications to people in nations in time of war. The development of the automobile, and how it revolutionized society, is also examined. The film covers everything from the telegraph to the spacecraft.